The Solving Puzzle on how to paint the Flags has now been included at the End of the version.
Yes they are finally off their paint tins!
Four coats of enamel paint, and one of gloss varnish has made sure with proper handing that the paint will stay put for many a year to come.
The Brass Section of the Guards Band.
The Grenadier Guards seen on Mass
Another 15 Drummers are to be added later to the band with two large Base Drummers.
Realising that I am no painter I rely on large panoramic based figures to please the spectators eye.
Another coat of matt varnish on all the figures will complete this project.
Much Better Light The Next Day.
Painting is always a challenge who ever you might be,and that's a warm hearted fact,but is so much fun,and when finished to ones best ability,and in this case one can simply enjoy the colourful sight of them on The Parade Ground.
It was fuzzy trying to paint the Flags,but it soon formulated itself.
The Colours are in the middle. Ornate Union Flag either side.
Painting the Guards Union Flag,I found it easy to paint it white both sides then find the 4 corners
I applied the yellow around the edges first then from each corner already identified the thinnest red stripes were painted toward the centre point of the flag. Then the thicker red stripe was painted down from that centre point with a slight angle allowance made.Then the other thicker red stripe was painted on across the flag which forms the red cross of St George. Once all the red was painted on it was easy enough to fill in the gaps with the blue angled stripes leaving them with the thin surrounding white around the edges. The other side of the flag is easy because all the 4 corners were found so angles and strips and colours were easy to work out in a most correct comprehensive style!
The Regimental Colours of Orange, Yellow and Gold were likewise easier to paint both sides once the 4 corners of the flag were identified. The fringe and Battle Honor's were dotted with gold when the paint was still wet.
All were very quick to paint up because confusion of angles had been logically worked out well before painting work was started.
So hopefully those who have the Standard Bearers, will find this helpful.
After all It`s Only Magic! BB